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Title: A yo-yo tree grows on my door (pic heavy!)
Post by: froggirl02 on February 01, 2012 08:24:40 PM
Well actually it hangs on a hook but that's semantics. I hope this is the right forum to post this project in. Please, someone tell me if I ought to have put it elsewhere.

Anyway, here is a wall-hanging I've been working on for several months of a tree made of yo-yos, buttons, and beads.

Over 60 yo-yos of different sizes make up the canopy of the tree. I used the extra small, small, large, extra large, and jumbo round yo-yo makers by Clover. For that extra touch of summer sunshine I stitched on beads and buttons amongst the yo-yos.


I stitched the brown cotton tree trunk down to the pre-quilted foundation using embroidery. I really like the texture.

Tonight I finished the final touch of whimsy by adding butterfly beads to the flower garden growing at the base of the tree. If you look carefully you can also see my signature frog bead which I add to my wall hangings.


Hope you enjoy my yo-yo tree! Comments and criticisms are appreciated. :)



Title: Re: A yo-yo tree grows on my door (pic heavy!)
Post by: Midnight Sun on February 01, 2012 09:16:48 PM
Love, love, love it!! :D :D  The colours, details, everything about it! Excellent job!


Title: Re: A yo-yo tree grows on my door (pic heavy!)
Post by: louw on February 01, 2012 11:54:26 PM
as a yo-yo lover , I love love love your tree  :o ;D
the details are sooo nice !!
I think I will steal the idea  ;)


Title: Re: A yo-yo tree grows on my door (pic heavy!)
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 02, 2012 08:20:42 AM
What a fun and pretty way to use up those pesky and ever-growing yo-yos!!!

I love all of the embellishments you used...and the ric-rac grass!!!

I, too, will need to steal borrow this idea! :D

Thanks for posting your lovely quilt!


Title: Re: A yo-yo tree grows on my door (pic heavy!)
Post by: Eowynt on February 02, 2012 12:27:45 PM
This is such a cool use of yo-yo's and buttons.  I mostly just use yo-yo's to decorate hair elastics.


Title: Re: A yo-yo tree grows on my door (pic heavy!)
Post by: froggirl02 on February 03, 2012 07:28:42 AM
Thanks, everybody! :) I'm excited that you all like my tree so much.

 
as a yo-yo lover , I love love love your tree  :o ;D
the details are sooo nice !!
I think I will steal the idea  ;)
What a fun and pretty way to use up those pesky and ever-growing yo-yos!!!

I love all of the embellishments you used...and the ric-rac grass!!!

I, too, will need to steal borrow this idea! :D

Thanks for posting your lovely quilt!

Thanks, you two. :D I'm glad that I inspired you to make your own tree. That makes me really happy. All I ask is that you tag back to this post and post in this thread with a link to pics if you make one of your own; I want to see how they turn out! :) 

This is such a cool use of yo-yo's and buttons.  I mostly just use yo-yo's to decorate hair elastics.

Thanks, Eowynt! If you want to see other things I've done with yo-yos you should check out my blog. I've got lots of pictures of everything I've come up with as well as a tutorial using yo-yos.


Title: Re: A yo-yo tree grows on my door (pic heavy!)
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 03, 2012 12:52:30 PM
I definitely will check out your blog...I make yo-yo's out of every fabric I use...I just throw them into a basket with no idea what to do with them all! :D

I did recently make a cushion cover, but it barely made a dent...you have inspired me to do something with them...

off to peek at you blog!  Thanks.

edited to add:  love your flower wallhangings...so springy!  Also, cute wreaths!


Title: Re: A yo-yo tree grows on my door (pic heavy!)
Post by: froggirl02 on February 03, 2012 06:29:53 PM
I definitely will check out your blog...I make yo-yo's out of every fabric I use...I just throw them into a basket with no idea what to do with them all! :D

I did recently make a cushion cover, but it barely made a dent...you have inspired me to do something with them...

off to peek at you blog!  Thanks.

edited to add:  love your flower wallhangings...so springy!  Also, cute wreaths!

Thank you for your kind words about my blog, Always! I have a lot of fun with it. I find yo-yos addicting as well, they breed like tribbles. I've been using a lot of scraps from different projects to make them but I also buy "yo-yo friendly" fat quarters that look nifty more often than I should. ;) With my yo-yo tree I made an effort to use scraps from a wedding quilt I am making for a friend of mine (it is in my list of 12!) that basically uses up all of my green fabrics and then my sis-in-law gave me more green fabric scraps too. So when I look at the tree I also think of my my friend and my little sis. It's nice.

I'm glad my yo-yo experiments have inspired you. That makes me happy. Someday I hope to sell yo-yo creations online but until then I'm glad to just experiment and inspire. I hope you'll share pics of whatever you come up with, Always. :)